Imagine buying your clothes off Craigslist, or being forced to shop exclusively at the same Swedish mega-chain as everyone else in the city (and we aren’t talking H&M, here.) What if you couldn’t try anything on until your bags were hauled home? Horrifying, right? And yet, this sort of guesswork is exactly what goes on each time we revamp our apartments. In fact, urban dwellers have settled for a scrounge-and-see approach to their pads: with space and time at a premium, we kind of take whatever décor others bequeath to us, and then work around it. But your personal style shouldn't just reflect itself sartorially, and mydeco.com is about to help you express yourself at home too.
Thanks to their all-encompassing shopping tool, wannabe interior designers can now take potential furnishings for a spin without having to haul them up to a five-story walk-up. mydeco.com has an intuitive 3-D tool that’ll create a room (based on your specs!), help you search for a specific item, and try it on for size before you whip out any cash. Everything from wall color to window placement is customizable; mydeco.com searches handpicked retailers to let you try out furniture that is currently on sale at fashion-forward stores like Design Within Reach, The Conran Shop, and Unica Home. A room can be dreamed up, designed, and realized, in one swoop.
And, in the event that you're all for dressing up your digs, but don’t know where to start, mydeco.com has a Polyvore-like tool, to help you assemble your own personal mood board. And obvi, mydeco.com is free, web-based, and sharable, meaning you can have your pals (or the mydeco.com community) comment on your TDF (to-die-for) digs. To test the tool, Refinery29 dreamt up three perfect bedrooms based on some killer outfits. Check out the results, and remember: It’s your space. Why shouldn’t it show off your style?
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